Monday, February 26

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House in the Fields

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Celebrating DER’s 50th Anniversary

Director: Tala Hadid

Film Details: 1 hour 26 minutes, 2017, Morocco/Qatar, color, in Tamazight with English subtitles

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A special screening in honor of the 50th Anniversary of Documentary Educational Resources! The DocYard is pleased to partner with DER in presenting Tala Hadid’s HOUSE IN THE FIELDS, the Winner of the John Marshall Award at the 2017 Camden International Film Festival.

Filmmaker Tala Hadid will attend in person for discussion!


About the Film:

House in the Fields (Tigmi n Igren) is a film that examines the life of an isolated rural Amazigh community in the south-west region of the High Atlas Mountains.

The thousand-year history of the Amazigh in Morocco has been, for the most part, recounted, preserved and transmitted by bards and storytellers in oral form among Tamazight speaking pastoral communities. House in the Fields continues this tradition of transmission, in an audiovisual form, in an attempt to faithfully document and present a portrait of a village and community that has remained unchanged for hundreds of years despite being confronted with the rapidly changing sociopolitical realities of the country at large.

The film follows the lives’ of certain villagers, most specifically two teenage sisters, one who must give up school to prepare for her wedding, and the other who dreams of being a lawyer.

House in the Fields is the first part of a triptych set in Morocco, that starts in the Atlas Mountains, journeys through Casablanca and finishes beyond the borders.

“Artistically outstanding” – Der Spiegel

Winner of Best Documentary Award at the Hong Kong International Film Festival, and the John Marshall Award at the Camden International Film Festival. Official Selection of IDFA and HotDocs, and Berlinale. 

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